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American Chronicle: Open Source Software is Getting Good--Are You Falling Behind?

Dec 20, 2006, 17:30 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Open source software has historically been affiliated with minor or 'un-supported' software. Companies (in particular IT departments) have often turned down free, Open Source software alternatives in exchange for more costly, closed source applications because any number of the following commonly held beliefs:

"Nothing good is free (i.e., closed source software must be better).

"We lack the staff to support that cryptic 'Linux' based software.

"We need commercial support, and Linux just doesn't have that...."

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